Archive for February, 2012

February 18, 2012

Arts in the Valley, Sat., Feb. 18 (8 PM), Sun. Feb. 19 (2 PM), 2012, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

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On Saturday, February 18th at 8 PM, and Sunday, February 19th at 2 PM, Kim McMillon, the host of Arts in the Valley, will interview former Army Captain Paul Chappell regarding his book Peaceful Revolution.  

To listen to Paul Chappell, the author of Peaceful Revolution, click onto this link:paul chappel

If you think world peace is a naive concept, Paul K. Chappell’s very 
existence will give you pause. It’s not enough to say that Chappell – a West Point graduate and Iraq War veteran – is a soldier turned peace leader.
 Experiencing a traumatic upbringing and growing up mixed race in Alabama, 
he’s a young man forged by violence, rage, and racism into a living weapon
for peace. By unlocking the mysteries of human nature, he shows how the
 muscles of hope, empathy, appreciation, conscience, reason, discipline, and
 curiosity give us the power to end the wars between countries, our ongoing
war with nature, and the war in our hearts.

Paul K. Chappell graduated from West Point in 2002. He served in the army for seven years, was deployed to Baghdad in 2006, and left active duty in November 2009 as a Captain. He is the author of Will War Ever End?, The End of War, and Peaceful Revolution, and he is working on his fourth book, The Art of Waging Peace. He is currently serving as the Peace Leadership Director for the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, and he speaks throughout the country to colleges, high schools, veterans groups, churches, and activist organizations.

February 13, 2012

Arts in the Valley, Saturday, Feb. 11(8 pm), Sunday, Feb 12 (2 pm), 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

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On Saturday, and Sunday, February 11th & 12th, Arts in the Valley host Kim McMillon will interview Tony Slaton, the director of the Boy & Girls Club of Merced County, and Loretta Spence, the head of BET, Business, Educational and Training; and Fairmead Community and Friends boardmembers Vickie Ortiz, and Barbara Nelson; and Merced ShakespeareFest Artistic Director Heike Hambley, and actor Jim Bennett discussing their upcoming production of “Merchant of Venice.”

To listen to Vicki Ortiz and Barbara Nelson discuss Fairmead’s Centennial, click onto the link:  fairmead

Vicki Ortiz and Barbara Nelson will discuss the upcoming Fairmead Centennial Festival on Saturday, June 2, 2012.  Come on down to Fairmead for the community parade at 10:00 am, BBQ lunch, arts and crafts vendor booths and live entertainment. For more information, visit, or email

To listen to Heike Hambley and Jim Bennett discuss the production of “The Merchant of Venice,” click onto the link:  shakespear

Merced ShakespeareFest will present its third winter play, “The Merchant of Venice,” at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center, 645 W. Main Street in downtown Merced. It runs for two weekends, starting on Feb. 24 until March 4, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30, Sundays at 2 pm. Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for students. Tickets can be purchased at MCAC; for reservations and questions call (209) 723-3265, for more information go on

To listen to Tony Slaton and Loretta Spence discuss the Boys & Girls Club, click onto the link:boys and girls
Tony Slaton and Loretta Spence  will discuss upcoming programs with the Boys & Girls Club of Merced County.The Boys and Girls Club of Merced County is a nonprofit agency providing outreach services and after school programs to Merced youth. Seeking different approaches to serve the needs of Merced area youth, B&GC utilizes a number of various resources, means and approaches. The Boys and Girls Club is in the process of developing a program designed to assist older youth in preparing to transition from youth into adulthood.
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